Not Writing

There are times when words fail,
and silence says more.

There are moments when
a sunset brings the comforting
silence of night.

When our urge to rage
against the machine
is laid bare as the pain
of failing dreams.

A sunrise.
A warming of the ground.
A gentle breeze
with the smell of hope.

I have not written these things.
I have only felt them flow from my
hands to the keyboard.

I sit here knowing I have nothing to say,
and can only ask that you seek
the silence.

and listen to what it says.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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24 Responses to Not Writing

  1. Christi says:

    I like this a lot, Andrew. It matches what I’ve been feeling, and sometimes silence says it best.

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  2. It is so raw and naturally beautiful! Amazing ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  3. George says:

    So beautifully expressed.

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  4. Personally, I love silence, except for my tinnitus. I used to think that was the sound of white noise and then I learned the truth. Sigh.

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  5. an observer says:

    Sometimes we do fall short of words to express something .
    Great post.

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  6. Judith says:

    I so enjoy your thoughtful words and the stories you share. Thank you!

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  7. A beautiful expression of your feelings, Andrew. Poetry is a wonderful vent.

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  8. In fact, the more I read it the more I love it. That last stanza and last line are stunners (in a good way) :). Thanks again ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. For not writing, this is surely awesome. Thank you for posting it.


  10. Terry says:

    And yet the poet in you found a way to communicate the sensations that moved you…

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